INDIA: Rakhi, also known as Raksha Bandhan, is a widely observed festival that honours the most sincere relationship formed between a brother and sister.
On August 11, 2022, India will celebrate Raksha Bandhan. During this occasion, sisters will tie Rakhi to their brothers, who will then promise to take good care of them and support them throughout their lives.
Raksha Bandhan falls on the day of the full moon or Purnima, and on this auspicious day, the sisters will also put tilak on the forehead of the brother. Throughout the nation, the custom of gift-giving is also observed during the Rakhi festival; where the brother gift their sisters.
Timing of Raksha Bandhan
The Indian holiday of Raksha Bandhan will be observed on August 11 in 2022. Shravan Purnima will also be observed on this date and will begin at 10.38 am August 11 and terminate at 7.05 am on August 12 according to Drik Panchang (Hindu Calendar).
According to the Hindu beliefs, the ideal time to tie a rakhi on Raksha Bandhan in 2022 is during Aparahna, which occurs in the late afternoon according to Hindu timekeeping. Raksha Bandhan 2022 rituals can be performed during Pardosh time if Aparahna time is not available on the day.
The Hindu calendar states that Bhadra is a bad time and should be avoided for all auspicious activity, hence Raksha Bandhan ceremonies should not be held during this period. The majority of Hindu holy literature, including Vratraj, advise against tying Rakhi around Bhadra time on Raksha Bandhan.
History Of Raksha Bandhan
According to Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna cut his finger on his Sudarshan Chakra by accident during the Mahabharata. To stop the blood from his finger from oozing out, Princess Draupadi tore a piece of fabric from her saree. This gesture overwhelmed Lord Krishna, who viewed it as a sacred thread.
Lord Krishna pledged to defend Draupadi at all costs after that day. When the Kauravas attempted to humiliate Draupadi in the Mahabharata, Lord Krishna intervened and defended her from the hostile faction.
Importance Of Raksha Bandhan
The sister prays for her brother’s happiness, health, and longevity as she places a tilak on his forehead and ties a Rakhi around his wrist on Raksha Bandhan. In exchange, the brother promises to take good care of and stand for his sister throughout her entire life.
Notably, as society has changed, the significance of Raksha Bandhan has also altered; now, rather than the brother safeguarding his sister, his support in crucial choices affecting the sister’s life is much valued.
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